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I pick up my new wr450 on Saturday and riding it on Sunday. I thought the first thing that I would do before riding it is to take out the baffle and cut that gray wire I hear so much about. Anyfeed back? Should I do this before the first ride or should I leave it stock? :naughty:

Make sure you take the throttle stop out and cut it to shorten it. Then put it back in. Your bike will only pull quarter throttle if you don't. Take the baffle out and cut the grey wire. I would buy the AIS removal kit but you can do that later. I would recommend buying a skid plate and radiator guards ASAP before you ride and break something.

do all mods, check steering stem bearings are greased etc. easy changing everything when new as the bike will never be that clean again! depending on your riding terrain, recommend adding bark busters, remove exhaust tip among other things. read up, lotsa info in this forum. if unsure use the search function.

cheers

I went out on one ride without doing any of the mods first. i was still able to have fun but it made me want that extra power so much. for the second ride on the same day i had taken out the baffle, it made a little bit of a difference but it still left some to be desired. for the third ride, the greatest mod of all, the throttle screw. i went out and bought a new screw because i didnt want to risk cutting the old one too short, and having the needle slip out of the jet and leavking the throttle wide open. when i went out for htis ride, it was a ll smiles all day long. just this last weekend i disconnected the gray wire, i havent ridden it on any trail yet, but i did take it around the block a few times, and it was a great improvement. my next plan is to remove the smog pump. ill let you know how that goes

U think U have power? Get the AIS Kit, JD Jetting & a good pipe and unleash the beast. You will have a smile for awhile :naughty::naughty:

Uh...Wow!!! All great advise. A lot of these ideas I can do on the first ride and have some frame of reference ( before and after ). But hey Freestyle250!! What is this throttle screw that you are talking about? Is it that California emissions thing? Thanks for all of the advise. :naughty:

It should go without saying that you should rejet it to your conditions before you ride - but I'll say it anyway. Rejet your bike to your conditions before you ride it, unless of course the shop already did it for you. The JD jet kit works great but people have been successful just buying jets from their shop. I'd still recommend the JD kit. You'll find all the jetting info you need in this forum. Also, as stated previously cut the throttle stop (major improvement), pull the airbox baffle and pull the exhaust baffle out. You will eventually want to get the AIS kit and do the gray wire as well. I have the Pro-Moto Billet insert and it was definately an improvement from the stock insert. I'm sure a new pipe would be nice but for $60 the PMB insert makes a nice trail-legal improvement. Oh, and another major item - get your suspension sag set up right and then maybe mess with the clickers a little during your first ride. You may need to reset it after break-in but my suspension was terrible for me initially and just getting the sag correct made a huge difference. The list of mods never ends but those will give you a good start and they're quite inexpensive to do. Have fun...

Matt

Dang. You guys are all over this s#*t. Thank you for all the help!! :naughty:

I will definitely let you guys know what I do and how I liked it. Looking forward to the weekend!!!!! :naughty:

I rode the bike first just to see how big of a difference all the free mods would make.

The WR is a straight out death machine now! yes, that is a good thing!

I purchased the YZ throttle stop and the Pro Moto Billet insert to make sure everything was on the up and up in that department.

You could of course just buy a YZF :naughty:

. Oh, and another major item - get your suspension sag set up right and then maybe mess with the clickers a little during your first ride.

Matt

My experience with the clickers was that the factory had the left side 7 down and the right side was 13. I would back both sides out and count the # of clicks on each side and then adjust evenly. The scrubs putting these things together don't care if their adjusted right :naughty::naughty:

ride it stick for a day. then do all the free mods, jet it, ais removal, etc. then take it out and you will appreciate it. quads where keeping up with me when it was stock. unleashed, it is a whole different bike!!!!

Ok...All of you guys have gotta know where I'm coming from. I have been riding an xr400 for 4 years. It's been a great bike, but over weight and under powered. My cousin Joe also has a new wr and I rode it. Compared to the xr,( which is kind of like riding a brick with wheels), the wr is kind of like riding a stick of butter. :naughty: Looking forward to it.

Rode mine for the first time today....Airbox cut, grey wire cut, throttle screw replaced, and exhaust free'd up.....WOW!!!! What a rush.......Soon will be the JD kit, AIS removal, and a new pipe........

Can someone post up a link for the Pro Moto Billet insert?

Thanks.

-=Woody=-

You could of course just buy a YZF :D

If you are a trail rider in california it makes no sense to buy a yzf :naughty: JMO but the 05 WR is Green sticker and after you do the free mods it makes a much nicer trail ride. I ride with guys with yzf's and keep up with them just fine thanks not to mention most of then have done alot of not free mods to make there yzf's more trail frendly. If you do moto and race buy a yzf if you trail ride the wr is the ticket. JMO :naughty:

My experience with the clickers was that the factory had the left side 7 down and the right side was 13. I would back both sides out and count the # of clicks on each side and then adjust evenly. The scrubs putting these things together don't care if their adjusted right :naughty::naughty:

Last time I checked the correct way to adjust the clickers was from all the way in (lightly seated)...You might want to check that out...... :D

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